luv416

luv416 Fey

Fey

fey : fated to die (doomed), marked by a foreboding of death or calamity / able to see into the future (visionary), marked by an otherworldly air or attitude (crazy, touched) / excessively refined (precious), quaintly unconventional (campy)
image : Lewis Elliott
Tracklist:
  1. Petals – Bibio – Warp (2016) > buy link
  2. Lorelai – Fleet Foxes – Sub Pop (2011)
  3. This Is The Way – Devendra Banhart – Young God Records (2004) > buy link
  4. Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear – Warp (2009) > buy link
  5. Terra Incognita – Atlas Sound – 4AD (2011) > buy link
  6. The Seer’s Tower – Sufjan Stevens – Asthmatic Kitty Records (2005) > buy link
  7. Black Holes In The Sand – Gravenhurst – Warp (2004) > buy link
  8. Red Yellow & Blue – Born Ruffians – Warp (2008) > buy link
  9. I Agree – The Ohsees – Rock Is Hell Records / Castle Face (2006/2019) > buy link
  10. Fever Dream – Iron & Wine – Sub Pop (2004) > buy link
  11. Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying – Belle And Sebastian – Jeepster Recordings / Matador (1996) > buy link
  12. Saint Simon – The Shins – Sub Pop (2003) > buy link
  13. Recycled Air – The Postal Service – Sub Pop (2004) > buy link

luv415

luv415 Ill!

ill!

an ill mixtape of old skool hip hop jams.
image : dAdRAFdAJA
Tracklist:
  1. Time To Get Ill – Beastie Boys – Def Jam / Columbia (1986) > buy link
  2. You Can’t Win – The Brothers – B-Boy Records / LandSpeed Records (1987/2002) > buy link
  3. We Get Ill – Schoolly D – Schoolly D Records / Jive / RCA (1986/1987) > buy link
  4. Troopers – Coldcrush Brothers – B-Boy Records / Demon Records (1988/2020) > buy link
  5. Soul In The Hole – 3rd Bass – Def Jam / Columbia (1989) > buy link
  6. Cold Lampin With Flavor – Public Enemy – Def Jam / Columbia (1988) > buy link
  7. Break North – Ultramagnetic MC’s – Next Plateau Records (1988)
  8. Let’s Get Crazy – Slick Rick – Def Jam / Columbia (1988) > buy link
  9. Music For The Stetfully Insane – Stetsasonic – Tommy Boy (1988) > buy link
  10. Disseshowedo – Souls Of Mischief – Jive / Traffic Entertainment Group (1993/2010) > buy link
  11. Buggin’ Out – A Tribe Called Quest – Jive (1991) > buy link
  12. The Mudd Foot – Biz Markie – Cold Chillin’ (1989)
  13. Potholes In My Lawn – De La Soul – Tommy Boy (1988)
  14. Boy Who Cried Wolf – KMD – Elektra / Get On Down (1991/2021) > buy link
  15. Heat Mizer – Freestyle Fellowship – 4th & Broadway (1993) > buy link
  16. You Be Illin’ – Run-D.M.C. – Profile Records (1986) > buy link
  17. Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken? – Organized Konfusion – Hollywood BASIC (1991) > buy link
  18. Thank Youse – Del! The Funky Homosapien – Elektra (1993/2004) > buy link

luv414

luv414 The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

in every urban center in the world, late at night after all the good people have gone to bed, The Dead Zone comes on the air. it can only be found at the bottom of the FM radio dial after all the busy city streets are empty. no one knows where the sound found at the low end of the FM dial emanates from but when it crackles to life it is the perfect audio companion for the desolation of urban sprawl. so if you find yourself out driving late at night and notice no one else around, wind down your FM dial and you may find yourself in The Dead Zone.
photo : M.T. Sitty
Tracklist:
  1. Drained Lake – Loscil – Kranky (2016) > buy link
  2. The Port – Maria Teresa Luciani – Fama srl / Finders Keepers Records (1972/2017) > buy link
  3. Oriaca – Phoenecia – Schematic (2000) > buy link
  4. Funeral (from Hereditary) – Colin Stetson – Milan (2018) > buy link
  5. The Box Car Incident (from The Gauntlet) – Jerry Fielding – Warner Bros. (1978) > buy link
  6. untitled (side B, track 1 of Themes for GRIND ) – Will Sergeant – Ninety-Two Happy Customers (1982) > buy link
  7. Lange Melodie Für Den Countdown (Long Melody Towards Countdown) – Clara Mondshine – Innovative Communication / Survival Research (1981/2020)
  8. Parallasse (from Space: 1999) – Ennio Morricone – RCA / Death Waltz Recording Company (1972/1975/2016)
  9. Lux1 – Seefeel – Warp (1994/2021) > buy link
  10. The Original Soundtrack Of The Coum Transmissions Film Of “After Cease To Exist” – Throbbing Gristle – Industrial Records (1977) > buy link
  11. Graviton – Dopplereffekt – International Deejay Gigolo Records / WéMè Records (2003/2020) > buy link
  12. 100301 – Opiate – Vertical Form (2001)
  13. Velvet Owl – Amon Tobin – Nomark Records (2019) > buy link
  14. Parabola – Xor Gate – Tresor (2018) > buy link
  15. Immanence – Oneohtrix Point Never – No Fun Productions / Software / Mexican Summer (2009/2013) > buy link

luv413

luv413 Same Old Mistakes

Same Old Mistakes

been living too long in our present day media horrorscape. need to blast the shit out from between my ears. this mixtape of 70s & 80s North American punk & hardcore should do the trick.
image : sweet daddy luv
Tracklist:
  1. Freakin Out – Death – Drag City (1975/2009) > buy link
  2. Return Of The Rat – Wipers – Park Avenue Records / Jackpot Records (1979/2014) > buy link
  3. Let’s Have A War – Fear – Slash / San Andreas Records (1982/1984) > buy link
  4. Beyond The Threshold – Hüsker Dü – SST (1984) > buy link
  5. The Gold Mine – Meat Puppets – Thermidor / SST (1982) > buy link
  6. Butthole Surfer – Butthole Surfers – Touch And Go (1984) > buy link
  7. The Glory Of Man – Minutemen – SST (1984) > buy link
  8. Filler – Minor Threat – Dischord Records (1981/1983) > buy link
  9. Destroy Babylon – Bad Brains – PVC Records / Bad Brains Records / ORG Music (1983/2021) > buy link
  10. No Hope Religion – SC.U.M. – Psyche Industry Records (1985)
  11. Memories Of Tomorrow – Suicidal Tendencies – Frontier Records (1983) > buy link
  12. Mad Man – D.R.I. – Death Records / Beer City Records (1985/2010) > buy link
  13. Communist Eyes – Germs – Slash Records (1979) > buy link
  14. Magazine Love – Screamers – Superior Viaduct (1977/2021) > buy link
  15. Self Pity – Nomeansno – Psyche Industry Records (1986)
  16. My War – Black Flag – SST (1983) > buy link
  17. Get Off Your Ass – S.N.F.U. – Better Youth Organization (1985) > buy link
  18. Unknown – D.O.A. – Friends Records / Sudden Death Records (1981/2021) > buy link
  19. Because I Do – X – Elektra (1982) > buy link
  20. Careless – The Replacements – Twin Tone Records (1981) > buy link
  21. Unplugged – The Flaming Lips – Pink Dust / Restless Records / Plain Recordings (1986/2005) > buy link
  22. Cover Band – Redd Kross – Posh Boy / Merge (1979/1981/2020) > buy link
  23. Chickenshit Conformist – Dead Kennedys – Alternative Tentacles (1986) > buy link

luv412

luv412 What The Beat

What The Beat??!!?

everytime i go to my favorite second hand record emporium in Montreal, Death Of Vinyl, i always look through their “What The Beat??!!?” section. initially created as a home for all the genre non conforming electronic music records; the house, techno, breaks & drum’n’ bass records that would never be played by djs that strictly abide by their genres. the section where producers who dared program their beats so as to not directly fall into any one category would end up; the “Island Of Misfit Toys” for electronic beat records. right up my alley. this mixtape is made up from records found in this bin over the years (or that would fit snug alongside the ones that were). what the beat indeed!
photo : What The Beat??!!? bin card from Death Of Vinyl
Tracklist:
  1. intro excerpt from Écoute Pas La Vitre – Maxime Robin – ErobotE (2008)
  2. Palumbo – Watch TV – HiTop Records (2000) > buy link
  3. Pubes In The Fruit Salad – Russ Gabriel – Freshstart (2000)
  4. Dope Duck – Like A Tim – Djax-Up-Beats (1995) > buy link
  5. Bug Juice 3.3 – Rei Mitsui – Ferox Records (1999)
  6. Take Me Home (Buckfunk 3000 Remix) – Super_Collider – Loaded (1999) > buy link
  7. Pissy Brick – Kruton – Unxplored Beats (2001) > buy link
  8. Surveillance – Bill & Ben – Harthouse (1997)
  9. September Eighteen (Re-Make) – K-Rock – Breakin’ Records (1998)
  10. Agent Dan (Unkle Remix) – Agent Provocateur – Wall Of Sound (1997)
  11. Hey Bonus (Hey Gugus Remix by Krikor) – Octet – Diamond Traxx (2004)
  12. Drum And Bass Fever – James S. Taylor – Swayzak Recordings (1999) > buy link
  13. Krakhauer – Harry Axt – Grand Petrol Recordings (2006) > buy link
  14. This Dark – Reimann – Cheap (1997) > buy link
  15. Cruising (HiFi Drive-By) – Marschmellows – INFRACom! (1997)*** > buy link
  16. Music Lovers – Walkner.Möstl – G-Stone Recordings (1999) > buy link
  17. Streams (Johnny Dog Remix) – Pilote – Certificate 18 (2001)
  18. My Mate Paul (My Mainman Paul Mix by Pulsinger/Tunakan) – David Holmes – Go! Discs / Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1996)
  19. Ondspiral – Mesak – Klakson (2006) > buy link
***track played at wrong speed, on 45rpm instead of 33rpm.

luv411

luv411

too spoiled by luv

this chipper mixtape of early nineties happy house music marks the 11th anniversary of dj luv’s records. it has been longer than i like since i last put up a new mix. my 3 turntables were in the shop for their 400th mix tune up (by the Technics 1200 wizard at DCElectronics). after getting them back i wanted to give them a good work out so i went back to the reason i started using 3 turntables in the first place. to properly mix house music. using three decks makes the mixing experience less linear and leaves more room for experimentation and heavy mixing. my personal style, dubbed “abstract house”, is a relentless kind of dance music made up of layers upon layers of rhythms, melodies, vocals, oddities and grooves intended to keep the dancefloor bumpin’. these early nineties house music 12”s are firmly embedded in the foundation of my abstract house. play loud for maximum bounce. thanks for listening.
image : the first 400 mixtape images by luv
Tracklist:
  1. Ain’t Got No Party (Free Vibe Mix) – Todd Edwards – 111 East Records (1993)
  2. Check This Out (The Bump Mix) – Madd African – Freshly Squeezed (1994)
  3. It’s Just Another Groove – The Mighty Dub Katz – Southern Fried Records (1995)
  4. Tribal Rydims – Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads – Henry Street Music (1994) > buy link
  5. Always & Forever – The Keyboard Guy – House Jam Records (1994)
  6. Daylite (Club Mix) – Gypsymen – E Legal (1991) > buy link
  7. Movin’ – Johnny Fiasco – Cajual Records (1993)
  8. Not Feeling It – Daniel Wang – Balihu Records (1995) > buy link
  9. Feeling Free (Eurodisnee Mix) – Liquid City – Tribal America (1993)
  10. Brighter Days (Underground Goodie Mix) – Cajmere ft. Dajae – Cajual Records (1992) > buy link
  11. Oregano (Mix 3) – Oregano – Freeze Records (1994)
  12. Dance – Alternations – TNT Records / Freeze Records (1994)
  13. Luv Anthem – Dirty Harry – Henry Street Music (1995) > buy link
  14. I Like It (Mix 2) – Denial – Dansa Records (1995) > buy link
  15. Moments Of Samples – Soichi Terada – Far East Recording (1995)
  16. Runaway (Junior’s Tribal Mix) – Janet Jackson – AM:PM (1995)
  17. Addictions (Untitled Remix #1) – 25¢ – Heartbeat UK (1993)
  18. Scat Cat – Todd Terry – TNT Records / Freeze Records (1992)
  19. Believe In Dub – Smokin Beats – Smokin Beats (1994)
  20. Fuk Dat (Remix Instrumental) – Sagat – Maxi Records (1993)
  21. You Make Me Happy – Serious Rope presents Sharon Dee Clarke – Rumour Records (1993)

luv410

luv410 The Start Of A Lovely Day

The Start Of A Lovely Day

this past Sunday some buddies from Montreal dj collectives the Jazz Amnesty Sound System, Canicule Tropicale and Tupi Collective spent over eight hours in the park playing uplifting music for the folks that came for some afternoon delight. it was very fun. this mix is a sketch of how the day started with luv behind the decks. i was going for a groovy mix of soul jazz with distinct Sesame Street flavors and some churchyard vibes for good measure. it was a lovely day.
photo : Parc Saint-Viateur
Tracklist:
  1. Nothin’ Can Stop Me Now – Horace Silver – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  2. Footin’ It – George Benson – A&M / CTI Records (1968) > buy link
  3. No Sweat – The Dave Pike Set – Relax / Disques Wagram (1969/1998)
  4. Stoned Soul Picnic – Roy Ayers – Atlantic / Music On Vinyl (1968/2014) > buy link
  5. The Golden Striker – Eddie Harris – Janus Records (1970) > buy link
  6. Flatjacks – Willie Rodriguez Jazz Quartet – Riverside Records / BGP Records (1963/2014)
  7. Red Clay – Jack Wilkins – Mainstream Records / Wewantsounds (1973/2018) > buy link
  8. Smilin’ Billy Suite (Part II) – The Heath Brothers – Strata-East / Alpha Omega Recordings (1976/1998)
  9. Precious Mountain – Cedar Walton – Columbia (1978) > buy link
  10. Fire Eater – Rusty Bryant – Prestige (1971/2017) > buy link
  11. Shortnin’ Bread – The 3 Pieces – Fantasy (1975) > buy link
  12. In The Back Of The Churchyard – Julius Brockington – Today Records (1973)

luv409

luv409 - Mysterious Cosmic Jellyfish

Mysterious Cosmic Jellyfish

you arrive washed out by the sun, covered in salt from sweat and the sea, drifting along the inward journey to your paradise. you followed the call of the mysterious cosmic jellyfish that resides in the center of your own personal Bermuda Triangle, lost between mind, heart and soul. it summoned you so it could impart the wisdom of the deep. open yourself up and let the ancient understanding take you to a dreamy world of fantasy filled with warm sea breezes.
Tracklist:
  1. Siembra – Elisabeth Waldo – Barbary Coast Records / Pleasure For Music (1959/2021) > buy link
  2. Llanura Africanas – Don Gonzalo Fernandez – Toboga Records (1982) > buy link
  3. Advert – Mark Broom – Pure Plastic (1999)
  4. Beribau Variations – Paulinho da Costa – Pablo (1977)
  5. Misnomer – Four Tet – Output (1999) > buy link
  6. Seaweed – Tipsy – Asphodel (2001)
  7. The Moon Over Manakoora – Lenny And The Thundertones – Astra Recordings Company / Numero Group (1962/2018) > buy link
  8. I’ll Be Home – Flamingos – Checker / Chess (1955/1981) > buy link
  9. Sweet Leilani – The Waikikis – Kapp Records / MCA (1967/1973)
  10. Island Girl – Eden Ahbez – Del-Fi Records / Fantôme Phonographique (1960/2018) > buy link
  11. Lessivé – Le Tone – Naive (1999) > buy link
  12. Hotel California – Heineken Pan Vibes Steel Orchestra – ICE (1978)
  13. My Silent Song – Enoch Light And The Light Brigade – Project 3 Total Sound (1969)
  14. Flynn – Ratatat – XL Recordings (2008)
  15. Marihuana – Los Darlings De Huanuco – Rey Records / Repsychled / Lion Productions (????/2018) > buy link
  16. Julie – The Moonlighters – WRL / Death Is Not The End (1961/2019) > buy link
  17. When Beads Spell Power Leaf – Brightblack Morning Light – Matador (2008) > buy link
  18. Rule The Summer Clouds – Bobby Lee – Tompkins Square (2021) > buy link
  19. Blue Beach – Welcome To Your Beach – Steve Hiett – CBS/Sony / Efficient Space / Be With records (1983/2019)

luv408

luv408 They Found Us

They Found Us

it was 20 years ago, way back in 2001. i was wandering around the countryside with my old buddies Pliskin and Dr. B.J. Harris. it was just after nightfall when the still of the evening was disturbed by the sudden appearance of a U.F.O. we stood there stunned for a moment, basked in the alien light that shone down upon us. the last thing i remember was B.J. saying “they found us.” then there was a bright flash that knocked me unconscious. i came to the next morning in the middle of a field alone, haven’t seen Pliskin or the Doctor since.
photo : E. Menda Barcelon
Tracklist:
  1. The Return Of Pliskin – Bishop – Emissions Static (1995)
  2. Sunk Ice – 2000 & One – 100% Pure (1995)
  3. March Violets – Andrew Weatherall – Pamela Records (2020)
  4. Astronomical Guidepost – Drexciya – Clone (2002/2017) > buy link
  5. Eye Robot – Plaid – Warp (2011) > buy link
  6. The Return of Dr. B.J. Harris – Beanfield – Compost Records (1996) > buy link
  7. Blue Sky Reprise (Derrick Carter Mix) – Stranger – Plink Plonk (1996)
  8. The Brief – Lava Lava – Honeydipped Records (1995)
  9. Ole (A Remix By Moritz von Oswald) – Tony Allen – Honest Jon’s Records (2007) > buy link
  10. Rhumba Roland (Fibla Rhumbolento Mix) – Lisa Carbon – Quartermass (2000)
  11. What The… – Doctor Rockit – Lowlife (1999)
  12. Pistol Oderso (Mehr Acid Mix) – Daniel Wang – Ghostly International (2004) > buy link
  13. Ass Therapy For Bunny Girls – Music For Freaks And Their Friends – Plink Plonk (1996)
  14. Lowdown – Deep Fuzz – Noid Recordings (2000)
  15. Move (Volume Mix) – Moby – Volume (1993)
  16. Squaredance – Kerrier District – Rephlex (2004) > buy link

luv407

luv407 Future Heatwaves

Future Heatwaves

drift through the heat of the dog daze in slow motion as this collection of odd pop and new rock prepares us for the hot summers ahead.
photo : Jaiyn Wilbity
Tracklist:
  1. University Microfilms International – Stereolab – Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks (2004/2019) > buy link
  2. What Hurts Worse – Iron & Wine – Sub Pop (2018) > buy link
  3. Somebody Loving You – The Lemon Twigs – 4AD (2020) > buy link
  4. You n Me Sellin’ Weed – The Flaming Lips – Warner Records (2020) > buy link
  5. Shadow Of The Pyramids – Kristian North – Mothland Records (2021) > buy link
  6. I Stay Inside – Jamie Lidell – Jajulin Records (2016) > buy link
  7. Don’t Question Me – Scattered Clouds – Boiled Records (2019) > buy link
  8. Sans Soleil – The Notwist – Morr Music (2021) > buy link
  9. Damaged Eyes Squinting Into The Beautiful Overhot Sun – Deerhoof – Joyful Noise Recordings (2020) > buy link
  10. Long Time Woman – Night Lunch – Celluloid Lunch Records (2020) > buy link
  11. Psychotic Feeling – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2012) > buy link
  12. Forget Me – Born Ruffians – Paper Bag Records / Yep Roc Records (2018) > buy link
  13. If You Knew My Name – Figueroa – Nomark Records (2020) > buy link
  14. Woulda Coulda – Coriky – Dischord Records (2020) > buy link